"It may be a first for the Television Critics Association press tour. During a raucous and profanity filled panel with ‘Rescue Me’ co-creators Denis Leary and Peter Tolan and series stars Steven Pasquale and Callie Thorne, Tolan actually dropped trou to reveal rather white legs and skimpy turquoise and black striped briefs."
She also reported on Leary’s reaction, above.
The story adds, "Tolan ribbed Pasquale, Thorne and Leary for all heading over to USA Network. Thorne stars in ‘ Necessary Roughness,’ Pasquale plays a day trader with a gambling problem in the USA pilot ‘Over/Under’ and Leary is writing a comedy pilot about paramedics called ‘Sirens.’ " "Rescue Me" airs on FX, and its finale airs on Sept. 7th.
According to the story, "On a more serious note, Tolan noted that ‘Rescue Me’ was one of the few successful pieces of popular entertainment to spring from the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. ‘It’s the only one that was accepted and lasted and I think the real reason is because we always approached it with humor,’ he said."